Associate Professor; Director at NYU Steinhardt’s Food Studies PhD Program
Carolyn Dimitri is an applied economist who studies food systems and food policy, focusing on how food moves from the farm to the consumer, and is widely recognized as the leading US expert in the procurement and marketing of organic food. Dr. Dimitri has published extensively on the distribution, processing, retailing, and consumption of organic food, and worked as a research economist at the Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, and is a member of the scientific board of the Organic Center.
Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami Library
Before joining this Department, Cristina has held a variety of posts throughout the country, including Head of Special Collections at San Diego State University, Curator of Rare Books at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Library, and Director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University. Her area of study is 19th century women’s domestic cultures, with a particular interest in culinary history and the cuisines of immigrant cultures in the United States.
Librarian, writer, and speaker
As a librarian, Barbara Haber developed a collection of over 16,000 volumes on cooking and food for the Schlesinger Library, at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. In addition, she co-founded the Radcliffe Culinary Times and the Boston Culinary Historians, among other initiatives. Barbara has served as senior advisory editor to food encyclopedias and wrote the book From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals, and many articles on food subjects for Harvard Magazine, Yankee Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Dictionary of American History, Notable American Women and many other popular and professional publications.